The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime Book Report

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The curious incident of the dog in the night-time Task 2 The Curious Incident of the dog in the nighttime follows a 15-year-old boy named Christopher John Francis Boone. The story takes place in the year 1998 in the town Swindon, England. The story heats up when Christopher discovers the slain body of his neighbor’s dog, named Wellington. He then begins his investigation on who killed the dog and why. Christopher is struggling with several conditions like autism and possibly Asperger’s, and the book gives a brief look on how his struggles affects his way of living. The characteristics of Christopher is his inability to understand others way of thinking. For instance, he cannot determine a person’s mood or feelings by their facial expression. The condition has made him very good in math and science but severely socially unequipped, and as a result has lead him to dislike social interaction. These conditions has generally…show more content…
The reader may recognize Christopher’s misunderstanding, resulting in different views of the events that takes place. For instance, even though Christopher creates a fear of his father because he think he is going to murder him, the readers can see that the way Christopher reacts is rather excessive. These different viewpoints gives the novel a sense of irony and a bit of comedy, as even some characters gets frustrated when they can’t get Christopher to understand them. This actually emphasizes the idea that people have their unique way of viewing the world. We might sometimes see Christopher as simply just ridiculous; we might also sympathize with Christopher and understand his struggles. We see the pain he is experiencing when he learns that his mother never died, but abandoned him, and his father had been telling lies. Even though he is struggling, he can experience normal feelings, just sometimes in a different
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